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Updated on April 18, 2016

Office of the Governor for Policy Planning

Invest Tokyo: Market Entry Seminar Spring 2016

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is surging ahead with its program to attract foreign companies to the city. This aims to draw investment, talent and firms from around the world with the goal of becoming a city more open to global business.

As a part of such efforts, the TMG will be holding the “Invest Tokyo: Market Entry Seminar Spring 2016” to broadly publicize its initiatives to foreign companies and foreign and Japanese entrepreneurs planning to set up operations in Tokyo, as well as to foreign embassies and chambers of commerce in Tokyo. At the seminar, the changing face of Tokyo and the business opportunities that can be found in the city as it prepares to host the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be introduced, along with details on the business and living support services provided by the Business Development Center TOKYO1, operated by the TMG, and the Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center2, which is managed by both the TMG and the national government.

  • 1.Business Development Center TOKYO: A comprehensive, one-stop consultation desk that provides business and living support to foreign companies starting up business in Tokyo. By providing business exchange support and specialized consulting services, it supports companies in developing business in Japan.
  • 2.Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center: A consultation desk that unifies the procedures foreign companies and startups need to complete to establish a business. Experts and staff knowledgeable in administrative procedures provide assistance for the prompt completion of various filing procedures required when establishing a company or starting up a business, including certification of articles of incorporation, company registration, taxes, social security, and immigration.

Name of event:

Invest Tokyo: Market Entry Seminar Spring 2016

Date and time:

April 27, 2016 (Wed), from 1:00 to 3:10 p.m. (doors open at 12:30)


IBSC Hall, 7F, JETRO Headquarters
ARK Mori Building, 12-32 Akasaka 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo


Foreign companies, foreign and Japanese entrepreneurs, foreign embassies and chambers of commerce in Tokyo (about 50 people)


Japanese and English (simultaneous interpretation)


  • Opening remarks (Takahiro Matsushita, Deputy Director General, Office of the Governor for Policy Planning, Tokyo Metropolitan Government)
  • Procedures and important points in establishing a company (Legal and tax specialists)
  • Users speak about their experiences (Users of Business Development Center TOKYO and Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center)
  • Presentation (TMG)
  • Networking, Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center tour and consultation

Please refer to Attachment 1(PDF:1,116KB) for details.


Ms. Tomoe Otsuka, Mr. Yoshitaka Honma
Coordination Division, Office of the Governor for Policy Planning
Tokyo Metropolitan Government



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